Pakistan vs West Indies ODI Series Postponed

Pakistan vs West Indies 3rd T20I, beginning on 18th December has been postponed due to COVID-19 to June 2022. The match was playing at the Venue National Stadium (Karachi). On the very first day, West Indies arrived in Karachi hit by the virus. Three Players along with the support Staff member got tested positive.

On Wednesday, the emergence of 05 more COVID cases from tests done – the day before the 3rd and final T20I.

Devon Thomas is with a finger injury, so he is sidelined, West Indies (WI) only had 14 players to choose from and proved enough to complete the T20I. Especially, given the ODIs that were to follow were also part of the Super League determines a team’s progress into the World Cup 2023.

Pakistan vs West Indies – ODI Series

“On Thursday morning and as part of the PCB Covid-19 Protocols, Rapid Antigen tests were conducted on the remaining 15 West Indies players and six-player support personnel,” a joint PCB-CWI release said. “All 21 members of the West Indies touring party returned negative test results. As such, Thursday’s T20 International (T20I) proceeded as planned.

“However, taking into consideration both the teams’ welfare as well as limited resources in the West Indies side for the ODIs, it has been agreed that the series, which forms part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, will be postponed and rescheduled for early June 2022.

“This will provide the West Indies with an equal opportunity to field their best available players for the World Cup qualification matches.”

The West Indies (WI) had 15 players & 6 support staff that was cleared of the virus. Sheldon Cottrell, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Justin Greaves, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick, team physician Dr. Akshai Mansingh and one more non-coaching member – will stay back in Karachi. For this tour, According to the bio-security protocols, anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo and Quarantine/ isolation for a period of 10 days.

It is unclear any of the West Indies (WI) players contracted Covid-19. The Total of 21-member arrived in Karachi on commercial flights from various locations via Dubai. They were placed in quarantine for 02 days before they came together as a group playing the first 2 T20Is.

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